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HALF-TIME hysteria

It is just past half-time in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Moneyball: The Manika Touch

It would have been great if the dates of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia and the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season wouldn't have clashed.

Moneyball: The Right Price for Cricket

How much is the right price for owning cricket in India? This week’s e-auction for India cricket media rights throws in some pointers.

Moneyball: Yes, it is still cricket all the way

The sports sponsorship juggernaut is picking up great momentum. And it has managed to breach the $1-billion mark in 2017. First, check out the numbers.

Moneyball: Four Grades of Separation

The appraisals have been do­ne, increments announced. Huge ones. He­re are the winners: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, M S Dhoni, FoKS (Friends of Kohli&Shastri). Loser: Test cricket.

Moneyball: Testing the Future

The writing has been on the wall for some time. But everyone has been adopting an ostrich-like mentality, not because they want to, but because they do not know what else to do.

Moneyball: Brand Kohli- The good, bad, ugly

It is Virat all the way. Good, bad, and ugly. Let us start with the good. The Indian ski­p­per has swept the annual ICC awards, being named as both the cricketer and captain of the year.

Art of Pricing Players

Waning fortunes, rising demand and frantic calculations for sale and purchase. IPL players auction is as much about the monies as about the game.

Moneyball: Year of Attaining Maturity

In a country where sports is still in its infancy, with miles to run before reaching a decent industry size, most developments during a calendar year can be termed as ‘defining’, or ‘critical’ or ‘

Moneyball: The Curious Case of Rajasthan Royals

When Rajasthan Royals, the underdogs, won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 against all odds, one of the co-owners was overheard jokingly quipping to his business par